The Flamingo Trap. We're a camp you should visit/join us!

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The Flamingo Trap. We're a camp you should visit/join us!

Post by Jovankat » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:27 pm

We're back for our second year as a placed camp!

We'll be at 4:15 & D, we've got lots planned and we still have a few spaces for campers!

We'll have a 24 foot shade & snuggle dome and a 30 foot craft & activity dome and a trampoline out by the roadside.

Our art projects & events include;

'Straya Day - We're havin' a barbie! (BBQ) This is an Aussie themed BBQ party. It's a chance for any and all Australians on playa to meet their countrymen and women and 'av a yarn (chat). It's also an opportunity for us mob to share our culture with the rest of Black Rock City. We'll be playing Aussie tunes, sharing all sorts of Aussie tucker (food) like Vegemite toast, lamingtons, Iced Vovos, fairy bread, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Bundy Rum, Tim Tams etc. There will be games like cricket and Goon of Fortune (Yes we're bringing a Hills) and koalas to cuddle. And of course there will be beer. It might even be Aussie beer!

Mutant Flamingo Flock - Again this year we'll be bringing a few hundred identical plastic lawn flamingos and a bunch of arts and crafts to the playa and we'll be encouraging our campers, the neighbours and random passers by to go nuts and so that by the end of the week we have a flock of mutant flamingos! We'll be hosting craft sessions Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 3pm which conveniently coincides with our Flappy Hour!

Fan Decorating - As well as our mutant flamingos we'll have a whole bunch of paper fans for people to decorate in our craft dome and then keep.

Flappy Hour - From 1pm to 3pm Wednesday to Saturday we'll be gifting our camp cocktail The Featherless Flamingo. We may even dress up like flamingos for this!

The Star Dome - We've got a 24' geodesic dome that we're covering in about 1600 programable LEDs. It will be full of couches and pillows and will have weird and wacky soundscapes playing of an evening.

The Love Game - Swing by with a friend, loved one or complete stranger on Thursday afternoon to play 'A Game For Falling In Love' and see if sparks fly. This "game" is based on psychological research and purports to encourage players to fall in love. We figure the playa is an ideal testing ground!

Flow Arts Skillshare - We've got a bunch of flow artists in camp who are willing to share their skills. Between them they've got poi, staff, hoops, and meteor dart covered plus there's probably others I've forgotten too! Come along and try your hand or bring your own props and jam with us!

Sculpture Garden - We have a space out the front of camp we're we will be displaying sculptural pieces made by out campmates.

We'd love you to come visit us!

If you're still looking for a camp (especially if you're an Aussie) we do have a few spots left.


- We have communal dinners each night.
- Everyone helps with running the Flappy Hour, serving dinner, running our craft sessions (no more than 4 hours across the week + pack down)
- We have communal shade for our tents.
- We would love for you to make use of our dome, sound system and/or roadside bar to host an event or workshop
- We would love you to bring some art to display in our sculpture garden.

If you're a looking for a great bunch of folk to hang out with for the week, you can pull your own weight and help out around camp and you're not afraid of obnoxiously pink decorations check out our website and apply to join us!

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Post by trilobyte » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:45 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun! One of our campmates (an Aussie expat) was so looking forward to 'straya day, but alas his plans fell through and he's not able to join us this year.

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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:15 pm

I shall try and swing by :D
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by hug+kiss » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:53 pm

Sounds great! I'm going to pencil your camp in for sure. Are the crafts anytime? Because I love me some crafts!

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Post by hug+kiss » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:55 pm

Ok. Just re-read and question answered. I'll be there!

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Post by Jovankat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:05 pm

Come to my wedding Lucky!! Or 'Straya Day! Or both!

And you'll be able to just wander in a do a flamingo whenever but our scheduled crafternoons like likely be more fun because there will be booze ;)

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Post by Ichy076 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:42 am

Hi there! My friends and i have been burning since 2013, but the camp we hung with the last two years is not coming. Are you interested or still have space for six people from Minnesota? We are also Russian, but have lived in the U.S. Forever. We can bring some fun Russian treats to share, and can contribute in any other way required! Three men, three women coming.

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Post by Ichy076 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:42 am

All the women are virgins... Hehe.

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Post by Jovankat » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:32 am

Hey there Ichy076 (and anyone interested in camping with us) the thing to do if you're interested in camping with us is get your whole crew to look at the website and if they're keen to fill in the sign up form. We've got spots left right now, but not a lot, and until you fill in the form another group could beat you to it and we could fill up. So sign-up asap!

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Post by Jovankat » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:15 pm

We're going to stop taking applications at the end of this week so we can finalize numbers and start cooking camp meals next weekend. If you're keen on joining us you need to sign up ASAP!

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Post by gaminwench » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:55 am

If I only want to attend a FLAMINGOwedding and NOT eat or camp with you, is there a form I should fill out??/
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Post by Jovankat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:56 pm

If you're planning on coming to the wedding it would be excellent if you RSVPed to the Facebook event


I think I'll go make a thread for it actually.

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You're Invited to My Playa Wedding!! :D

Post by Jovankat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:11 pm

Chris and I met at the 2013 burn and in May this year we tied the knot officially.

You may have seen the thread about our wedding rings made from nails dug out of the man burn ashes that came from ePlaya's own TamaraKay.

Well we're going to be swapping burner inspired vows on Monday night of burn week and YOU'RE INVITED!!

Where - The Flamingo Trap (4:15 & D)

When - Monday 7:30pm

Come along and get the week started on a celebratory note with what will likely be a VERY SILLY but also very heartfelt ceremony.

Our vows will be ten principle inspired, GreyCoyote will be officiating, Gaminwench will the the flower girl and we're open to suggestions if anyone else wants to get involved.

There will be crazy sweet sparkling wine and probably some beer. After the ceremony we'll head to Fish Out of Water for gumbo made by the wonderful Sunbeam56!

If you're planning on coming RSVP here :)

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Re: You're Invited to My Playa Wedding!! :D

Post by GreyCoyote » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:04 pm

I'm thinking naked twister... :twisted:
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Re: You're Invited to My Playa Wedding!! :D

Post by danibel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:19 pm

Congrats! I will unfortunately miss what I am sure is going to be lovely nuptials. I wish I could be there! I am sure it will be a blast for all!
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Post by tatonka » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:12 pm

will try to show up , congrats to ya ")
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Post by Madgirl » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:33 pm

Though you and I haven't officially met, this sounds like a lot of fun and I'd love to congratulate you in person. Adding it to the list of things I really intend to see/do this year!
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Post by Jovankat » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:08 pm

Yay!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Jovankat » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:09 am

I've just found out that apparently someone in has been saying they're part of The Flamingo Trap to add weight and legitimate sounding details to their story as part of a ticket selling scam.

No one in The Flamingo Trap currently has tickets to spare, in fact we've still got one camper without tickets.

If anyone in our camp were to be selling tickets it would likely be me since I'm a regular poster here.

If someone tells yo they camp with us and have tickets to sell please don't believe them.

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Would you like to receive a postcard from the playa?

Post by Jovankat » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:00 pm

This is the basic idea;
In the lead up to the burn we’re collecting names and addresses of folks who would like to receive a postcard from the playa. Then once we’re out in the dust we’ll be recruiting random passersby to write a message on those pre-addressed postcards. Once they’ve written a postcard to a random they’ll be able to fill their own address in (or a friend’s) so that someone can write them a postcard too!
I meant to do this last year and time got away from me but it is happening this year dammit!

I've had a bunch of postcards printed with awesome photos sourced from here

I've made a google doc for people to submit their (or their friend's/family's) names and addresses.

I've got the project listed in the event guide (hopefully the book too!).

And I've made a Facebook event.

The only thing I'm missing is folks who want to receive a postcard!

I'm hoping some of you can help with that! :)

If this seems like a fun idea click on one of the links above and submit your name and address. Or sign a buddy up. Feel free to submit a couple of different people if you want. I figure this would be particularly great for people who can't make it this year. Also if you've got friends and family who'd like to receive a postcard from the playa but you can't be bothered doing it yourself; sign 'em up!

And hopefully it goes without saying that I won't be selling your personal info or using it to advertise at you but in case it doesn't; I won't be selling your personal info or using it to advertise at you or anything else nefarious. I promise!

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Post by chuckularone » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:02 pm

I have a few names and addresses for the list!!! I solicited them 6 months ago, but only got 4. I'll add them to your list.
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Post by Jovankat » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:08 pm

Yay!

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Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:18 pm

i submitted my work address. My coworkers are gonna love it!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Jovankat » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 pm

Squeeeeeee! It's working! I was worried no one would want one!

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Post by forty_eight » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:44 pm

yeah, i submitted my wife's name

but it will be cool to have something arrive to the house from the playa

this is an awesome gift for those of us skipping this year

so, thank you for this and have a bitchin' burn!

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Post by caffeineslinger » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:51 pm

I love this idea! Mail to and from the playa is always fun. I usually forget to plan ahead though.

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Post by Dr. Brap » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:32 pm

Goon of Fortune (Yes we're bringing a Hills)
Where'd you go to uni?
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Post by Jovankat » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:08 pm

UNSW and NIDA why?

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Post by Dr. Brap » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:48 pm

So I spent the last two hours digging up photos of my youth. I spent a semester in the 'gong. We played a fair bit of your game although I can't remember if it was, "Wheel of Goon!" or "Goon of Fortune!" Hope to see you soon! Here's a pic of my long ago GF in action, check out that Hill's!

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